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Ascent of Fuji-san on 2010-07-06

Climber: Ken Curtis

Others in Party:Fred Duncan
Sarah Avalon
Jeff Lage
Lauree Lage (to the sixth station)
Amy Curtis (to the sixth station)
Date:Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Fuji-san
    Location:Japan
    Elevation:12388 ft / 3775 m

Ascent Trip Report

Wow... what a wonderful hike. I was surprised to find how many people believed they were on the summit when they stood among the masses at the 10th station. The true summit is roughly 100 vertical feet higher at the monument near the radar station.

I'll add the details shortly.


Started hike at 1:21 pm July 5th
Reached 8th station at 4:18 pm
Laid down for a few hour nap around 7:30 pm
Awoke at 11:55 pm
Started hiking 12:47 am July 6th
Reached "tourist Summit" (10th station) at 3:25 am
Reached true summit at 4:15 am
Returned to 5th station 8:36 am
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From Left to Right: Fred, Sarah, Me, and Jeff (2010-07-06). Photo by Ken Curtis.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4812 ft / 1466 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4812 ft / 1466 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4712 ft / 1436 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4612 ft / 1405 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Fujinomija
    Start Trailhead:5th Station  7776 ft / 2370 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4712 ft / 1436 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4612 ft / 1405 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Fujinomiya
    End Trailhead:5th Station  7776 ft / 2370 m



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